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Poster: Freddie Jaye Date: Jun 2, 2010 6:06am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Silent movies.

Moongleam, your sarcasm is most unwelcome. But I'll reply to you anyway, and in a civil manner.

The point you seem to be missing (or avoiding) is that Reservoir Dogs *had audible dialog* to propel the story along. I haven't seen it, so I can't address whether the lack of a score helped it or hindered it.

But silent films are just that--silent. That's why I suggested killing the TV sound: that would replicate the silent-film experience.

Your beloved Reservoir Dogs may have been incredibly suspenseful--but would it have been so with no audio at all? Would you have been able to folow on the story without the dialog? Probably not--the dialog enhances the experience. And so it is with silents and music scores.